New York: Everyman's Library, 2009. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Richard Ford's trilogy of Frank Bascombe novels--The Sportswriter, Independence Day and Lay of the Land--are collected in one volume in this lovely copy. Signed by the author on a laid in bookplate.
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New York: Atlantic, 1989. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The author's first story collection, 10 sharply written stories set largely in Montana. An interesting association copy. Signed and inscribed by the author to fellow writer Chris Offutt: "For Chris, from Richard. With admiration. Great Falls. November 1997." Signed by the author.
New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Advance Reading Copy. A fine book in illustrated, printed wrappers. Appears to be unread. This was an early edition, promoting the trade copy of Richard Ford's first book. Ford went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day. Signed by the author on the title page.
New York: Vintage, 1985. Paperback. First edition. Near fine in paper wraps. Slight toning to the page edges. This is a paperback original and marks the introduction of Frank Bascombe, 38, who would wind up again in Ford's award winning Independence Day and The Lay of the Land. Signed by Ford on the title page. Signed by the author.
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. First edition. A close to fine book in a fine dust jacket. A review copy with a "compliments of the publisher" card from the publisher laid into the book. Slight scoring on the rear hinge, common for this title. Richard Ford's uncommon second book, this one in especially collectible condition. Signed and inscribed by the author twice on the title page.